for stronger lgbt+ communities
Queer China UK aims to be a home and incubator for queer Chinese diaspora and allies.
Firstly, building a sense of belonging within our community through all kinds of community events. For example, in 2020 we launched the Chinese Gender-friendly Mutual Support Program to help the Chinese community especially newcomers have a happy and safe time in the UK during the pandemic.
Secondly, to break down language barriers and cultural differences, we aim to make UK-based resources accessible for queer Chinese people. We provide Decolonizing Queer Tours in Mandarin and Cantonese in the landmarks like the British Museum, National Gallery and West End, which are our popular services. People can understand the hidden queer stories without worrying about language. Besides, we add cultural sensitivity to the tourism narratives to make the audience feel their connection with the West. We also have a translation volunteer team to provide interpretation for our English-speaking events.
Thirdly, facilitate the connectivity and communication between the Chinese queer community and other communities with different cultural backgrounds. We have launched UK-China Queer Dialogue Series, which mainly provides the platform for knowledge exchanges, skill-sharing and alliance building between the Western and Chinese LGBTQ+ communities.
Fourthly, we launch community-focused queer art programmes to empower our community. We have successfully launched several art programmes in the past two years. It includes:
Finally, an incubator for creative initiatives and campaigning. We are launching the queer Chinese society incubator programme, to support the students in building related society or launching campaign at their universities.